Mango Wood and Brass Decorative Box from India, "Temple"
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Designed like a majestic temple by Khalid Ali, this altar is set to welcome an image of a preferred deity. The altar is carved by hand from mango wood and adorned with brass that is elaborately embossed. Glass beads glisten in a floral display. The altar features a drawer for storing the deity's image, and a pull-out stand is designed for the incense.
Khalid learned repousse metal work, known as patra, or Indo Napoleon, from his father and uncle. It is one of the most popular Indian arts and Khalid has diligently worked at it for more than 20 years. He continues to grow artistically and has taught many of his family members and other artisans the vast array of skills needed to produce this distinctive form of Indian metalwork.
Khalid Ali has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $1800.